Top Stories

A&E Cancels KKK Docu-series Over Payments to Participants

A&E Cancels KKK Docu-series Over Payments to Participants

A&E has announced that the network has canceled its upcoming controversial KKK docu-series after it was discovered that nominal payments were made to participants.

After the show received criticism this past week, the network announced the title would be changed from Generation KKK to Escaping the KKK: A Documentary Series Exposing Hate in America.

Just one day later, the network made the announcement that the series will not air after all. The show was scheduled to begin airing on January 10 for an eight-episode run.

Read the network’s new statement…

“Our goal with this series has always been to expose and combat racism and hatred in all its forms,” the statement from the network read. “However, A&E learned last night from the third-party producers who made the documentary that cash payments – which we currently understand to be nominal – were made in the field to some participants in order to facilitate access. While we stand behind the intent of the series and the seriousness of the content, these payments are a direct violation of A&E’s policies and practices for a documentary. We had previously provided assurances to the public and to our core partners – including the Anti-Defamation League and Color of Change – that no payment was made to hate group members, and we believed that to be the case at the time. We have now decided not to move forward with airing this project.”

“A&E takes the authenticity of its documentary programming and the subject of racism, hatred and violence very seriously. Just because this particular show goes away, the issues of hate in America do not. We will still seek to fight hate in America through on-air programming including town halls and documentary programs produced in partnership with civil rights organizations, as well as continue to work with the civil rights community to facilitate a deeper dialogue on ending hate through comprehensive educational and outreach campaigns.”

Just Jared on Facebook
Photos: Photo by TIJAT/A&E
Posted to: Television

JJ Links Around The Web

  • Leah Jenner officially files for divorce from husband Brandon - TMZ
  • The stars of Riverdale are teasing season 3 - Just Jared Jr
  • Lisa Vanderpump is getting called out by one of her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills castmates - TooFab
  • The new trailer for the Transformers spin-off is out now - Lainey Gossip
  • Camila Cabello is hard at work on her second album - Just Jared Jr
  • This former Disney Channel star was reportedly considered for the American Idol reboot - Gossip Cop
  • Sara


  • Dee

    they said earlier that they werent paid. was that a lie??? (rhetorical)

  • John Dow

    They decided not to «expose hate» in America? Okay :)

  • Torii Wehling

    Look, if you want to see racism, hate, misogyny, and all.that is evil- what h it for free, follow Trump!

  • Gina


  • Mabeljmcgowan

    Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours and have longer with friends & family! !mj86d:
    On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive if you don’t check it
    ➽➽;➽➽ http://GoogleFinancialJobsCash86DigitalBuzzGetPay$97Hour… ★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★::::::!mj86d:….,……

  • Craig B.

    The fact act A&E COULD NOT FIND ENOUGH REAL ‘RACISTS” for a TV show didi/t stop them. They simply hired ACTORS to portray the evil racists they claim are EVERYWHERE..!

  • Craig B.

    Every single thing Big-Media says about race is a lie.